Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Bedtime for Picco Puppy is a children’s animal picture book written by Michael Wong and illustrated by Arkhan Studio. When the sun goes down, it’s getting close to bedtime for Picco Puppy and his sister, Poppy, but they’re still busy playing games. When their mom tells them it’s time for their bath, they want to play just one more game. Hide and seek is always a favorite, and the puppies have a great time playing until their mom tells them it’s bathtime. Picco and Poppy have fun during bathtime as well -- they love getting their parents wet and making it a family occasion. Bedtime continues with brushing teeth, hugs and, finally, a bedtime story.
Michael Wong’s Bedtime for Picco Puppy is a fun look at bedtime rituals with Picco and Poppy, two playful puppies. This light-hearted book makes every aspect of bedtime special, even the often-dreaded bath and brushing of teeth. Arkhan Studio’s illustrations are bright and cheerful, and they brilliantly bring Picco and his family to life. I appreciated how gracefully Wong incorporated teaching the magic words in his story as well as including the counting lesson at the end of the book. There’s also a link directing readers to the author’s site for coloring pages. This is an ideal bedtime story and is also suitable for new readers to try on their own. Bedtime for Picco Puppy is highly recommended.